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Multiplayer Pac-man Challenge

Your challenge is to create a multiplayer Pac-man clone. See the Requirements for more information.

The 2-month challenge seems to be a reasonable time to allow more people to participate, so we're going to stick with that duration.

Create an exact replica with multiplayer gameplay or add your own modifications and improvements!

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From Wikipedia:

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The player navigates Pac-Man through a maze containing various dots, known as Pac-Dots, and four multi-colored ghosts: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde. The goal of the game is to accumulate points by eating all the Pac-Dots in the maze, completing that 'stage' of the game and starting the next stage and maze of Pac-dots. 

Game Requirements

  • 2+ player board - Choose one or more games modes - local multiplayer, networked multiplayer, and/or AI players
  • Team play? Vs play? Both? You decide.
  • The game must have:
    • Start screen
    • Player selection
    • Score system for appropriate mode (winner in Vs mode or team total in Team mode)
    • Sound effects
    • Graphics representative and capturing the spirit of a Pac-man clone
    • One or more levels
  • Gameplay mechanics and mazes in the spirit of Pac-man - the game does not need to be an exact clone in graphics or gameplay, but it should demonstrate inspiration from Pac-man. The idea is to create multiplayer Pac-man gameplay.

Art Requirements

  • The game may be in 2D or 3D
  • Players must be clearly identified

Duration

February 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018 (expires when all world timezones are April 1)

Submission

Post your entries on this thread:

  • Link to the executable (specify the platform)
  • Project
    • Create a GameDev.net Project page through your Developer Dashboard (Profile menu -> My Project Dashboard).
    • Post the link here to embed in your post.
  • Screenshots
    • Create a GameDev.net Gallery Album for your Project and upload your screenshots there - or use the Projects interface to do the same.
    • Post the link in the thread and your screenshots will be automatically linked and embedded into the post.
    • Same with YouTube or Vimeo trailers.
  • A small post-mortem in a GameDev.net Blog, with a link posted in this thread, is encouraged, where you can share what went right, what went wrong, or just share a nifty trick
  • Source-code link is encouraged for educational purposes. GitHub or downloadable source code through your GameDev.net Project page.

Award

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Developers who complete the challenge in the specified time frame will receive the Multiplayer Pac-Man Challenge medal, which will be visible in their profiles.

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WTF... I had this idea last week. You stole it from my brain!! ;) jk

I might take up this challenge so I can learn some game dev in the process.

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24 minutes ago, Endurion said:

Regarding the 2 player part, all three options or does one suffice?

Just minimum one of those options. I'll try to make that more clear.

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Man, I want to find the time to build "PacMMO". Thousands of simultaneous players in an infinite procedural world...

On a related note, any idea what the legal situation is around PacMan clones? :)

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5 minutes ago, swiftcoder said:

Man, I want to find the time to build "PacMMO". Thousands of simultaneous players in an infinite procedural world...

On a related note, any idea what the legal situation is around PacMan clones? :)

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.223121-Namco-Shuts-Down-Students-Pac-Man-Project

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120325083116AAK47pv

I wont be using any "copyrighted images", just making my own to avoid copyright infringement. Not sure how it works for educational use, but I'll make enough changes to colors and a bit of the design.

I had a problem last year making a "clone" for fun and received a letter for using copyrighted images.

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